Born in Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Distrito Federal, Mexico on April 13, 1955. As a youth, Pintor saw Hall of Fame knockout artist Ruben Olivares train and became enamored with the sport.
Pintor turned pro in 1974 and worked his way up the bantamweight ranks, scoring knockouts over Roberto Alvarez (KO 1), Willie Jensen (KO 7), Orlando Amores (KO 1) and Tony Rocha (KO 4) among others. In 1979 he met Carlos Zarate for the WBC bantamweight championship and scored a 15-round split decision to win the crown. An impressive run of eight successful defenses followed including wins over Alberto Sandoval (TKO 12), Johnny Owen (KO 12), Alberto Davila (W 15) and Seung-Hoon Lee (TKO 11). He vacated his title to pursue a championship at 122-pounds. In 1982 he challenged WBC super bantamweight champion Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez and, in a classic matchup, the valiant Pintor was stopped in 14 rounds. In 1985 he became a two-division titlist with a 12-round decision over Juan Meza for the WBC super bantamweight belt.
After losing the title to Samart Payakaroon (KO by 5) the next year, Pintor was inactive for eight years before embarking on a 1994 comeback. He retired for good in 1995 with a pro docket of 56-14-2 (42 KOs).
Born: April 13, 1955